May 31,2019

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Wyden Statement on Trump’s Latest Mexico Tariff Threat

Senate Finance Committee Ranking Member Ron Wyden, D-Ore., today issued the following statement in response to Donald Trump’s latest threat to place tariffs on Mexican goods, on spurious national security grounds:

“Donald Trump has no credibility when it comes to America's national security and no coherent plan when it comes to trade. A few weeks after the Trump administration suggested that foreign cars represent a national security threat, it claims that asylum seekers from Latin America are, too, and that making Americans pay higher tariffs will somehow get what he wants. Yet, Donald Trump refuses to counter Russian meddling in American elections and he's cozied up to the presidents of authoritarian Russia and North Korea. The tariffs he's proposing are paid by American consumers, and the retaliation we should expect from Mexico will harm American workers.”